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COMPANIES ADDED the most workers in almost three years to U.S. payrolls in February on a surge in construction and manufacturing employment, data from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

ADP says companies in U.S. hired the most in almost three...

WASHINGTON - Companies added the most workers in almost three years to U.S. payrolls in February on a surge in construction and manufacturing employment,...
THE FEWEST Americans in almost 44 years filed applications to collect unemployment benefits last week, indicating the job market continues to power forward. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

U.S. initial jobless claims drop to lowest in almost 44 years

WASHINGTON - The fewest Americans in almost 44 years filed applications to collect unemployment benefits last week, indicating the job market continues to power...

Claims for jobless benefits in U.S. point to firm job market

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased last week, while staying within a range that shows subdued firings. Jobless claims rose...

Trump deportation threats to constrict already-tight job market

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants will strain an already tight U.S. job market, with one study suggesting that removing...
SALES OF previously owned U.S. homes climbed for the fifth time in six months to the highest level since 2007, indicating housing-market momentum will extend into 2017, National Association of Realtors data showed Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Existing U.S. home sales rise more than forecast as supply drops

WASHINGTON - Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed for the fifth time in six months to the highest level since 2007, indicating housing-market...
JANUARY SAW THE LARGEST month-to-month increase in the cost of living since February 2013. The 0.6 percent gain in the consumer-price index, after a 0.3 percent increase in December, left prices in January 2.5 percent higher than in January 2016, the largest jump year over year since March 2012. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/CRAIG WARGA

Consumer prices in U.S. increase by most since February 2013

WASHINGTON - The U.S. cost of living increased in January by the most since February 2013, led by higher costs for gasoline, and other...
OPERATIONS INSIDE a manufacturing facility in New Holland in Pennsylvania. U.S. employers added the most workers in four months while wage growth slowed more than projected, suggesting some slack remains in the labor markets, a report showed Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Payrolls in U.S. increase 227,000 while wage growth weakens

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added the most workers in four months while wage growth slowed more than projected, suggesting some slack remains in the...
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE rose in January to a 13-year high, reflecting ongoing optimism about post-election fiscal policies and their impact on economic growth. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Consumer sentiment in U.S. increased in January to 13-year high

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence rose in January to a 13-year high, reflecting ongoing optimism about post-election fiscal policies and their impact on economic growth. The...
PURCHASES OF new U.S. homes fell in December to a 10-month low, according to Commerce Department data released Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sales of new U.S. homes at 10-month low as mortgage rates...

WASHINGTON - Purchases of new U.S. homes fell in December to a 10-month low, suggesting the post-election jump in mortgage rates pushed out potential...

Jobless claims in U.S. rise to four-week high amid holiday

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week amid holiday-related volatility, while remaining low by historical standards. Jobless claims rose...

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